The rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has taken a new dimension as the Juventus star became the fourth highest goalscorer in football history after netting a brace in Juve’s 2-0 win against Cagliari on Saturday’s Serie A game.

Ronaldo opened the scoring for Juventus in the 38th minute after taking a touch to set himself on his right foot and rifled a powerful shot inside the far post.

Four minutes later, he netted another goal to move up in the all-time goal scoring rankings.

The 35-year-old has taken his tally to 748 goals – 646 for Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real and Juventus; 102 for Portugal.

Ronaldo still trails Romario who is third with 750 goals and the legendary Pele who scored a total of 767 official goals for club and country.

Joseph Bican remains the highest goal scorer in football history with 805 goals between 1931-1956. This means Ronaldo needs about 58 goals to break that record.

Below are the top 10 goal scorers in history of football:

10. Tulio Maravilha (1988-2019) – 575 goals

9. Uwe Seller (1953-1978) – 575+ goals

8. Ferenc Deak (1940-1957) – 576+ goals

7. Lionel Messi (2003-present) – 711 goals

6. Gerd Muller (1962-1981) – 736 goals

5. Ferenc Puskas (1943-1966) – 746 goals

4. Cristiano Ronaldo (2001-present) – 748 goals

3. Pele (1957-1977) – 767 goals

2. Romario (1985-2007) – 772 goals

1. Josef Bican (1931-1956) – 805 goals